The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behavior following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson on Friday.
When Sasson extended his hand, El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head. The referee called the 34-year-old El Shehaby back to the mat and obliged to him to bow; he gave a quick nod and was loudly booed as he exited.
The IOC, which set up a disciplinary commission to investigate the incident, said the Egyptian’s conduct “was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.”
The Egyptian Olympic Committee also “strongly condemned” El Shehaby’s actions “and has sent him home,” the IOC said.
The IOC also asked the Egyptian committee to make sure that all its athletes “receive proper education on the Olympic values before coming to the Olympic Games.”
Bien hecho. Este individuo no sabe mucho de “valores olímpicos“, pero sabe aún menos de educación.
La Policía austriaca ha detenido a nueve solicitantes de asilo iraquíes sospechosos de la violación de una mujer alemana durante la fiesta de Nochevieja en Viena.
La mujer, procedente del estado alemán de Baja Sajonia, en el norte del país, había decidido pasar la Nochevieja en el apartamento de una amiga, donde permanecían dos de los sospechosos, y no recuerda lo sucedido entre las 2 y las 6 de la mañana.
Según la Policía, se aprovecharon de su profundo estado de embriaguez.
Esta noticia es de hace unos días y me parece muy indicativo que no haya tenido mucha repercusión en los medios. Reuters:
Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, once one of the country’s top religious authorities, survived an assassination attempt on Friday, security sources told Reuters and state television later reported.
Two men on a motorcycle fired guns on Gomaa as he entered a mosque, the sources said. He was unharmed and one of his body guards received a minor injury to the foot. The gunmen immediately fled the scene.
“If Ali Gomaa dies there are millions who will take his place,” Gomaa told state television shortly after news of the attempt was made public. “I gave my sermon right after my survival.”
Like many of the top religious figures in the Egyptian state, Gomaa is an adherent of a mystical school of Islam known as Sufism whose practices have sometimes set them at odds with more puritanical Muslims, including hardline Islamist groups.
Gomaa is an outspoken critic of Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood which the military ousted from power in 2013 after mass protests against former President Mohamed Mursi